Feb 1, 1982

What is the role of violence in the therapeutic community?

The International Journal of the Addictions
L J StineJ Molina

Abstract

The violence inherent in the world of substance abuse is conspicuously absent as a research issue in published studies in this area. Computer searches surfaced articles dealing with mental health/mental retardation. A synthesis of these articles indicates that the setting, therapy, and staff identified as most effective in the treatment of violent patients coincide with those found in drug and alcohol therapeutic communities. (The use by some drug and alcohol clinicians of radical confrontation therapy was the only practice seemingly counterindicated on treatment effectiveness and ethical and legal grounds). We emphasize the need for a drug and alcohol research focus on violence.

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Mental Health Wellness 1
Social Behavior Disorders
Logotherapy
Atrocities
Dyssocial Behavior
Professional-Patient Relations
Therapeutic Community Technique
Substance-Related Disorders
Aggressive Behavior

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